[hope this is the correct board...] hello again... used to use WaveLab 4 for this task ( Fraunhofer mp3 encoding)...but upgrading to v5 only gives the user 20 shots...then Steinberg tells you the mp3 plugin is no longer supoported in WL (!#$%^&*!~!???). So...since I'm a die-hard Fraunhofer man... does anyone know what the best app is out there for this type of codec....??? [don't necessarily need their new fast technology (FastENC)...would much rather have quality]. thanks, mark4man btw - my general view on mp3 is the following: 'they don't sound as good as wma'. please don't bust my chops for this, or come back & tell me to switch to Lame, Xing, etc...it's my opinion, based on years of listening. wma's sound open & more detailed...mp3's sound a bit masked (in comparison). this said...Fraunhofer is the only codec that comes up to snuff (imo)...& mp3's ARE a necessary & important medium for music web delivery...& I have no intention to stop using them...just lookin' for an app w/ the best codec, that's all.